I don't tend to write about personal things on Pretty Vintage, but today I'm making an exception, because today I'm writing about my beautiful Nana's first novel, based on her many conversations with her grandmother.
Fire in the Hole is the tale of my great-great-GREAT-Grandfather, William Naylor, a gold miner in a tiny town called Cassilis in the mountain ranges of Victoria in Australia. It tells of his early family life in Tasmania, all the way through to his tragic death in a mining accident.
What I love about her book, though, is that the "characters" really come to life. I found myself elated to read about the love and colour of that tiny mining town, and was in tears at the loss caused by William Naylor's death. I felt truly proud to know that these genuine, hard-working, delightful folk were my flesh and blood!
The story is thoroughly uplifting, and I hope some of you might like to read it! It's available through Lulu in soft-cover and hard-cover as well as for download (I think it might take a little while for the latter to be available). I'd be delighted to tell her about the wonderful folk reading her story. I've no doubt that she'd be tickled pink!